TouchTunes Also Launches its myTouchTunes Mobile Android App on Verizon Wireless Smartphones
New York, NY (February 25, 2011) -- TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest interactive out-of-home entertainment network in North America, has entered into an expansive strategic relationship with Verizon Wireless to bring 4G LTE network access to its fleet of Digital Jukeboxes and TouchTunesTV systems nationwide. The debut of 4G LTE access across the TouchTunes network also coincides with the launch of the much-anticipated myTouchTunes Mobile Android app, now available on the V CAST App Store.
With 4G LTE access, TouchTunes will be able to provide a stronger, faster broadband connection that will also enable a portfolio of new apps and entertainment services across its various platforms to further engage consumers. Additionally, Verizon Wireless will market its services across TouchTunes' network of 45,000 Digital Jukeboxes and 3,500 TouchTunesTV systems, reaching the largest digital out-of-home audience in the United States, according to the Nielsen 4th Screen Audience Report in 2010.
"Our new partnership with Verizon will allow us to bring the TouchTunes experience to new heights for consumers," said Charles Goldstuck, CEO of TouchTunes Interactive Networks. "We will have unprecedented access to Verizon's high-speed mobile network, creating a seamless experience for users and operators."
"TouchTunes' use of 4G LTE to bring enjoyment to their customers is a great way to leverage this new technology and show the power of the network," said Bobby Morrison, Executive Director of Marketing, Verizon Wireless. "Adding an innovative app is a great sign that TouchTunes leads the way in entertainment."
Building on the success of the myTouchTunes Mobile iPhone app, the myTouchTunes Mobile Android app will allow users to search the entire TouchTunes music catalogue and remotely play songs on TouchTunes Jukeboxes in their favorite bar or restaurant. The Android app is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and is now available for download through Verizon Wireless in V CAST Apps or in the Verizon Channel on the Android Market™.
TouchTunes currently attracts millions of transactions every day through its network of TouchTunes Digital Jukeboxes and TouchTunesTV screens. The company holds an unmatched presence in the bar arena, reaching and engaging daily the coveted, tech-savvy 21-35 age demographic.
About TouchTunes Interactive Networks
TouchTunes Interactive Networks is the largest interactive out-of-home entertainment network in North America. TouchTunes provides entertainment and marketing solutions to more than 45,000 bars, restaurants and retailers. Since TouchTunes introduced the world's first digital downloading, pay-per-play jukebox, the network has become the largest of its kind with close to 2 million songs played, on average, across the network every day. TouchTunes has a growing music library of more than three million licensed tracks, and delivered more than 750 million songs in 2009 alone. In 2010 TouchTunes launched myTouchTunes, a new way for consumers to interact with the jukebox by allowing them to create playlists and play them on TouchTunes Digital Jukeboxes. myTouchTunes includes jukebox functionality, an online experience, and a new mobile app. The myTouchTunes mobile app has since been named one of the Top 15 4G Apps That Will Matter in 2011 according to PC World Magazine. The company also provides TouchTunesTV, a unique, screen-within-a-screen interactive television experience that wraps around regularly scheduled programming and provides custom advertising capabilities, venue promotions and social networking opportunities. TouchTunes is a privately held U.S. corporation with offices in New York City, Arlington Heights, Illinois and Montreal, Canada. For further information please visit us at:
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.